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Study: TV’s female characters are sexual targets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teenage female characters are sexual fodder for broadcast network TV series, especially comedies, according to an advocacy group’s new study. An examination of 238 sitcoms and dramas airing during four weeks […]

07/09/2013

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Obama to visit NC school, fundraise in California

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on federal regulators Thursday to help turn the nation’s classrooms into digital learning centers by equipping schools with broadband and high-speed Internet connections at a cost of several […]

06/06/2013

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New research finds increase of nudity on network TV during primetime

New research from the Parents Television Council shows that blurred or pixilated full nudity is increasingly being shown on primetime broadcast television shows, and that almost 70% of this type of nudity is being shown […]

06/05/2013

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FCC Chairman Genachowski to step down

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, announced his resignation in the “coming weeks.” The country’s top telecommunications regulator told a staff meeting of his decision Friday morning.

03/22/2013

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Hackers use alert system for zombie warnings

DETROIT (AP) — Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they’re dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the nation’s public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states, including CA.

02/13/2013

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Regulators approve free cellphones for the poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Public Utilities Commission has approved a federal cellphone giveaway program designed to help the homeless and other impoverished people connect with family, friends and potential employers.

12/14/2012

Netflix pledges to caption all content by 2014

BOSTON (AP) – Netflix will offer closed captions on all TV and movie content by 2014 as part of a settlement with a deaf Massachusetts viewer who sued the company. The on-demand Internet streaming service […]

10/10/2012

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